Whether you’re a Marvel fan or not, you’re aware of who Thanos is. The Mad Titan is one of the strongest, smartest and dangerous baddie Marvel has to offer. He is already wrecking havoc on the universe and nearly destroying it once, he should be feared by all. Thanos is set to be the Big Bad facing Avengers in the upcoming Infinity War Arc. We figured this would be the best time for us to let you know about some characters who can beat thanos and some that have even have defeated him.
The One Above All
The One Above All is undoubtedly the most powerful character in the Marvel Multiverse. Be it him being omnipresent or omnipotent, he can take on anyone in the multiverse. This character is somewhere where space and time mean nothing to him. With having the immeasurable strength and unlimited energy, he is that power of the Marvel universe who controls all the forces of nature in the entire Marvel Multiverse. There is not a single way in which he can be harmed and is more powerful than Odin or Zeus or any other religion’s god. He is the greatest there is and is literally above all. He is the comics version of the Biblical God-like figure and he is the supreme being who possess all the power there is in the universe.
He has displayed a tremendous amount of power in raw form but that could also be hypnosis. He has also met Dr. Strange and restored the life of Beta Ray Bill. The Living Tribunal is his right-hand man and is closest to influencing the reality. He is the safe-keeper of the multi-verse. He told Adam Warlock that one hero cannot possess Infinity gems and forced him to split it among members of Infinity Watch. He is a giant humanoid with three faces acting as a Supreme court of the multi-verse. It appointed Adam Warlock as the new Living Tribunal.
The Celestials are one of the oldest entities of the Marvel Universe who are literally the space gods. They wield the power cosmic and their abilities are limitless. They have a tendency to destroy the planets and beings like Odin and Phoenix Force have to go all in just to stop one of them down. They were introduced for the first time in the MCU in the Guardians of the Galaxy but it failed to realize the potential of these cosmic creatures.
The Chaos King
Thanos may be powerful but he ain’t nothing in front of this guy. Amatsu-Mikaboshi, aka, The Chaos King is the embodiment of darkness who existed even before the creation. He is more of a primal force than a physical body and Gods like Odin and Zeus are powerless in front of him. During the Chaos War, he enslaved everyone, defeated Galactus, destroyed Hell and even scared the shit out of Death.
World War Hulk
He appears in the follow-up story after the events of ‘Planet Hulk’ Arc. (hands down one of the best Marvel story) Basically, his wife died when Hulk’s spaceship exploded, this made him extremely mad and he blamed ‘The Illuminati’ for this. Thus he sets course for Earth to take revenge, where he defeated The Royal Family, entire X-Men, The Avengers, The fantastic four, Red Hulk & Dr. Strange only to be stalemated by Sentry. Although Hulk has been beaten by Thanos before, it should be noted that he wasn’t at his strongest at that moment. If he can do this to all those teams and characters then it should be obvious that he can defeat Thanos too.
He is the younger brother of Cyclops and Havok and strongest among the 3. He was raised by the people of Shi’ar empire, later coming to earth he served as a slave for Erik the Red. He later escaped from there and was found by Moira MacTaggert, who introduced him to Professor X. He is an Omega level mutant with the ability to psionically manipulate all possible form of energy and the psionic powers of other heroes. He can even control Cyclops’s optic Rays. Vulcan could kill Thanos in many ways, eg: by fire, all sorts of energy blasts upon him or even worse, use his own generated energy against him.
Son of Charles Xavier, David Haller/Legion is an Omega Level mutant, and quite possibly the most dangerous one too. He has the powers of telepathy, telekinesis along with Reality warping at will and time travel. But this is not what makes him dangerous, his split personality with each personality having different powers and some even un-controllable by David himself. If Thanos and David get down to get dirty, Legion could and probably would warp him out of existence.
Sentry/void is basically Marvel’s answer to Superman.(not a rip-off) Robert Reynolds when becomes Sentry, he possesses Superhuman strength, speed, stamina etc. along with the ability to manipulate light and become intangible and some other abilities. Sentry is basically unkillable. He was even cremated by Thor by throwing sentry in the sun when he begged to kill him, But Sentry came back even more angrier and stronger.
Jean Grey(possessed by Phoenix force)
Another extremely powerful and dangerous mutant from the roster of X-Men. Let’s be real here, Jean Grey without the Phoenix force just cannot come even close to defeating the titan, but with The Phoenix force it’s whole other story. In the comic-book plot, Jean Grey almost killed by solar energy, emerged into something else, she donned the mantle of fire and defeated the ruthless alien emperor. She merged with Phoenix force, could hold entire timelines in her hands and destroyed Apocalypse. In a shocking turn of events, she turned on X-Men and then consumed an entire star, committing atrocities by the millions and thus the name Dark Phoenix.
When it comes to Jean, Phoenix has a little preference issue there, it makes her more powerful than other hosts. Powerful enough to bring down the entire marvel universe.(almost) She can warp reality at will and just decimate anyone that comes in her path. She could hold entire timelines in her hands and destroyed Apocalypse. Thanos better stay away from her.
If there is one thing you should know about Asgardians, it is that they get stronger the more old they get and in Odin’s case, he has lived for more than 5000 years. That alone makes him a lot powerful but then adding to that is the ‘Odin-Force most powerful magic in existence. It flows through the ‘Tree Of Life’ and it can be passed to the new ruler of Asgard. This makes the host an all-powerful being who can go toe-to-toe with many other strong and unmatched beings. Odin has actually beaten Thanos once. Not only that he was bitch slapping him around even though Silver surfer was helping Thanos.
After Odin died in the battle against Surtur, Asgard was left without a ruler. Thus, Thor became the next ruler, it is at this point he also obtained the Odin-Force for himself (here it was referred as Thor-Force) This version was even more powerful. King Thor was powerful enough to even destroy the tree of life, which holds the 9 realms together!
The devourer of the worlds (now life-bringer) needs no introduction, his powers come from the ‘power cosmic’ and he is extremely strong and all knowledgeable. He is the oldest being in the marvel universe. It is almost impossible to defeat him once fed, but he can be defeated if starving. With the vast cosmic knowledge he has, if Thanos faces him then he would get destroyed in seconds. In fact, the God of Marvel comics Stan Lee also said that Galactus is certainly the most powerful character in the Marvel universe.
Described by Charles Xavier as “the largest Mutant power source Cerebro has ever Registered” his powers include Telekinesis, telepathy, resurrection, reality warp, matter manipulation, magic resistance etc. He single-handedly destroyed the X-Men with ease and that says A lot!
Son of Reed Richards and Susan Storm, Franklin is an all-powerful omnipotent mutant who was strong enough to create a pocket universe as a child. He can warp reality at his will. He could repair dying stars. He killed a celestial with a punch and restored Galactus. He made him his herald to do his bidding. Hell, he and Molecule man together helped Reed Richards in creating the universe back after the events of Secret Wars.
Mad Jim Jaspers
Another omega level mutant with boundless powers. He is able to warp reality but unlike others, he needs a reality to warp. He cannot create reality. He is so powerful that he was only defeated by the help of his Earth 238 counterpart.
He is literally a living bomb that would destroy the entire universe, as he has the powers to manipulate all matter engineered by the Beyonders. He is one of the most dangerous beings in marvel universe with enough power to recreate a universe. Even The mighty Galactus fears him! He can control matter at the molecular level on a multiversal scale. He is the reason for Beyonder to even visit the 3-dimensional universe. If Thanos ever even tries to fight Owen, he’d simply get obliterated in seconds.